Los Alamos National Laboratory Embedded Software Developer/Control System Software Engineer (Scientist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Accelerator Operations Technology (AOT) Division provides systems engineering, program management and operational support to ensure the safety and reliability of the LANSCE accelerator complex. AOT Division is responsible for the operation, maintenance and engineering upgrades necessary to provide high quality beams to a variety of experimental and production facilities. The Instrumentation and Controls Group (AOT-IC) preforms a number of technical functions in support of AOT Division goals.
As a member of AOT-IC, the successful applicant will be expected to work as a member of the Software Controls Team whose primary responsibility is to support the operation of the control and data acquisition systems deployed at the LANSCE facility.
The applicant should be willing to learn about and participate in control-system operational and maintenance support, which will require interacting with controls engineers, physicists, operators, instrumentation and controls technicians, and others.
Job responsibilities will include maintenance and upgrades of current systems, documentation, and participation in evaluation, design and development of future control systems.
The successful applicant will be expected to develop software in C and C++, among others, at high and low levels to support the development and operation of the LANSCE instrumentation and control system. The applicant must possess experience developing complex software systems to a high standard of quality and a low rate of software defects. Low-level software troubleshooting skills and experience with relevant tools are a must.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience with engineering design cycle: requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, support, and documentation.
Experience designing for and implementing embedded controller platforms in a real time operating systems environment such as VxWorks or RTEMS.
Excellence in troubleshooting, debugging, and analyzing software using debugging and analysis tools, including packet capture and memory leak issues.
Software design and engineering in C and C++, including object-oriented architecture and templates.
Experience with GNU/Linux open-source compilers, libraries, and debugging tools.
Demonstrated programming experience with scripting languages such as bash, Python, Tcl/Tk, Lua and/or perl.
Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated experience working on medium- or large-scale projects and as a member of a team.
Availability for rotating on-call support and working after hours when required.
Education/Experience: This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical or controls engineering, or related fields and 4 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree is preferred.
Programming experience with the EPICS toolkit (Experimental Physics Industrial Control System).
Skills in development and maintenance of complicated Make-based software build systems.
Experience in developing software for instrumentation and control systems.
Experience in developing and maintaining technical documentation.
Programming experience C++11 and/or Boost libraries.
Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which typically requires U.S. citizenship.
Note to Applicants: This job posting closes by the end of business day on July 30, 2021.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading Vision, Sitting, Standing, Climbing stairs, Climbing ladders, reaching overhead, reaching horizontally, reaching down, Typing or keyboarding, lifting 30+ pounds, working in widely ranging ambient temperatures, working overtime or irregular schedule, operation of motor vehicles, work in a noisy environment, work near electrical power supplies, work near sources of ionizing radiation, work near sources of non-ionizing radiation, and work near machinery with moving parts.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
The Accelerator Operations and Technology - Instrumentation and Controls (AOT‐IC) Group provides expertise, support, and technical leadership in diagnostic instrumentation, Electronic Computer‐Aided Design, ion-source technology and supervisory control and data acquisition. AOT‐IC’s primary focus is the design, and implementation of beam diagnostics, ion source, timing, control hardware, and software systems for the LANSCE User Facility. This includes participation in current and future projects. AOT’s secondary focus is to share its expertise and experience with organizations within the Laboratory as well as external partners and sponsors. Along these lines, AOT‐IC has worked on R&D 100 award-winning projects utilizing its knowledge base while incorporating cutting edge technology. Additionally, the group fosters and participates in worldwide collaborations, workshops, and conferences in the interest of exploring and pushing the frontiers in instrumentation, controls, and ion-source technology.
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to email@example.com or call1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Thalacker, Lindsay K.
Vacancy Name: IRC86313
Organization Name AOT-IC/Instrumentation & Controls
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC86313